Square Enix has been releasing older Final Fantasy games for the iPhone for a while now. FF1 and FF2 were released for $8.99. FF3, which got a pretty heavy overhaul when it was released for the PSP (I believe), was released for $16.99. For those counting at home, that’s about $16 more than most iPhone games, give or take a penny. I passed on FF3, but I’m just waiting for it to go on sale or have a price drop.
Final Fantasy Tactics (FFT) was released recently for $16.99 (also an updated PSP version).
I picked it up.
FFT might be my all-time favorite Playstation game, and it’s certainly one of the greatest TBS games of all time. That it’s now available for the iPhone and looks/sounds/plays as amazing as it does, is, well, pure awesome. The only technical issue I’ve seen on my iPhone4 is odd slowdown when you go to select/confirm an attack (literally the menu option showing up seems to slow the game down, but all the attack animations, the camera spinning, effects going off; all of that runs just fine. Really odd, and hopefully something that gets fixed in an update).The game being available on the iPhone is especially great since it’s the PSP version, which has had its translation cleaned up (not perfected though, but eh) and some new movies added.
At $16.99 it’s tough to recommend the game blindly, but if you enjoy TBS games, or wish to relive the greatness of FFT, I’d say it’s well worth the price.
Note: I’m not sure how the game runs on older iPhones, but I’d guess some slowdown would be expected.